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You Were Injured at a Hotel: What’s Next?

Whether you’re on vacation or just a guest on the property for the day, hotels and resorts prove to be dangerous places. The owners of a proper with public access have a duty to inspect the premises and warn you of anything they discover that could cause you harm. 

Hotels must take reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable injuries to guests. Just like any other location, and if they fail to do so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Dealing with massive hotel conglomerates can prove to be difficult. Sgro & Roger has experience pursuing larger corporations and institutions - our offices secured the largest personal injury verdict in Nevada history. 

If you are injured at a hotel in Las Vegas, or anywhere in Nevada, Sgro and Roger knows how to negotiate so that you receive the compensation you are entitled to - our offices will almost never take a dollar from you until you receive your settlement.  What are the elements of a Nevada negligence case?

Nevada law requires a plaintiff to prove four elements to be successful in a negligence action:

  1. The hotel had a legal obligation or duty of care to the party that was injured;

  2. The hotel breached the duty;

  3. The injuries sustained by the plaintiff were caused by the breach; and

  4. The plaintiff sustained damages as a result of the breach. 

What are Some Common Examples of Ways in which hotels regularly breach their duty of care to guests?

  1. Slip-and-fall accidents like:

  • wet surfaces,

  • broken or defective stairs,

  • torn carpeting

  • cracked tiles, or 

  • uneven pavement

  1. Violations of sexual assault laws, theft laws or assault laws because of:

  • Poorly lit garages,

  • Improperly wiped room locks, or

  • inadequate security. 

  1. Food poisoning;

  2. Shuttle bus accidents;

  3. Drowning;

  4. Burns from beverages;

  5. Defective Elevators; or

  6. Broken chairs or defective products. 

Every case is unique and requires meticulous attention to detail. Consult with the experienced law offices of Sgro & Roger; learn more about how we can help you on our website at www.sgroandroger.com; or call us at 702.384.9800 for a free consultation